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Relationships and Cancer – Maintaining Harmony

Relationships and Cancer – Maintaining Harmony

Relationships and cancer. Seeing these two words side by side can immediately cause a visceral reaction. It can flood us with fear and anxiety. We often wonder how our many and varied relationships will fare in the face of a cancer diagnosis, and it is normal to do...

Change – Actioning Positive Life Transformations

Change – Actioning Positive Life Transformations

Change. Some of us fear it. Many of us crave it, in fact most of us do at some point in our lives. This very fact signifies a glimmer of recognition, somewhere inside us, that something in our life isn't working anymore. We may not know what that 'something' is. We...

Couples Conflict And How To Resolve It

Couples Conflict And How To Resolve It

Couples Conflict. I'm guessing right about now, after goodness knows how many weeks we've been in Covid-19 Lockdown, this is a term many households are familiar with. So, how do we deal with it? Below are a few top line techniques I employ in my Couples Counselling...

Southern Highlands Breast Cancer Support Group – COVID-19 Update

Southern Highlands Breast Cancer Support Group – COVID-19 Update

Southern Highlands Breast Cancer Support Group is a strong network of people supporting each other through, and beyond, their breast cancer journey, hosted by Gestalt Therapist and Counsellor and two times cancer survivor, Lesley McPherson. Due to COVID-19 social...

World Health Day – Protecting Mental Health Too.

World Health Day – Protecting Mental Health Too.

World Health Day is on Tuesday April 7, 2020, as outlined by The World Health Organisation. Never has World Health Day seemed more appropriate to acknowledge than this year. People globally are battling Coronavirus, health care professionals are working around...

Anxiety – Helping To Tame The Beast

Anxiety – Helping To Tame The Beast

My past is far from squeaky clean. In fact I’m amazed that I managed to survive some of the things I’ve done and the lifestyle choices I’ve made. I grew up wild, with a driving force inside me to not automatically accept everything I was told.

Chaos or Control – Which Do You Choose?

Chaos or Control – Which Do You Choose?

Chaos or Control? Which way do you lean? Some folk absolutely relish, and perhaps even seek, situations which may look like outer chaos, upheaval and disarray to the rest of us. From an outsiders' perspective it may look like they themselves, or indeed their lives,...

Transformation

Transformation

This small act of kindness and gentleness to ourselves can offer us new ways to view ourselves, the situations which challenge us and potentially begin to transform the way we cope in future.

Assumptions

Assumptions

Someone recently asked me what I had learned from an intensive course I attended. The first thought that came into my head was the word ‘assumptions’.

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